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1804 N Larkin Ave, Crest Hill, IL 60403-1918
+1 815-725-6000
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a luncheon for about 35 people on Friday and we were not impressed. The pasta was below average in flavor, the salad was bland and the pizza was meh. Cleaning is required everywhere- especially the men's bathroom. I am skeptical about the kitchen and food prep area being clean after seeing every other area. We will not... More 

Thank chitown73
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a funeral luncheon for approximately 25 people. There was lack of service and the food was not up to par. The bar was not stocked well , and the chicken was over cooked , the mash potatoes were dry , and the corn looked like canned . Mostacioili was just ok , but I have had much better... More 

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Braidwood Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband had Baccala ala francaise. Cod in lemon butter. He said it melted in your mouth . Unbelievable flavors! I had rigatoni Pesci. Shrimp, scallops, peppers ,onions and rigatoni in olive oil . Omg Amazing . The house wine was flavorfull and we ended this magnificent meal with tiramisu. Our server Micki was knowledgeable on every dish. Her personality... More 

Thank fitbod
Plainfield, IL
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant since it opened (changed hands from Salernos) many, many years ago. This is one of the very few places that this picky eater will go and eat red sauce (brought up with home made Italian food). I love everything about the food and service here. We love Alex, one of... More 

Thank travnutz
Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Had pizza with family! Pizza was delicious! Server was very good, brought extra drinks without even us asking when she saw we were low on them.

Thank Lynne B
Shorewood, Illinois
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126 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for a bowl linguini and red clam sauce. The last time we were in was the third Thursday of the month. And the Lions were there and ate all the red clam sauce I was very disappointed. Not this Saturday night. But they did have at least three or four large parties. Banquet room and really all rooms... More 

Thank Old_Sailor_W18
Phoenix, Arizona
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Good food friendly service. Family owned and operated. Nothing really special but it was good and if you don't want a chain you will enjoy their food.

Thank rparmig
Tupelo, Mississippi
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Staff is very friendly ! I arrived late--close to closing time, but they happily served me anyway. Had Philly steak n cheese pizza. Totally awesome. First time for me for Chicago style pizza, in the Chicago area :)

Thank Mike I
Orland Park, IL
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Go back in time for this restaurant......family run, friendly, and lots of great Italian food including pizza. Portions are LARGE and the price is great. Went with a group and everyone had something different and it was all great. So much food you would pass it around and share. It's not much to look at, but well worth the visit.

Thank Carolyn E
Crest Hill, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

They are very pleasant and efficient. Many pasta choices and all very good. The pizza is also excellent. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Great place to hold a party.

Thank ljk157

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1804 N Larkin Ave, Crest Hill, IL 60403-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crest Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 815-725-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?